Free Skating Lessons at the Forks – Every Sunday 15:00-15:45
**Note lessons for Sunday January 14th cancelled due to extreme cold and for our instructors (who unlike the participants are our outside for multiple hours.) If you want to try skating on your own, the skate rental shop is open as usual!)
Come Try Winter!
Every weekend this winter we are offering FREE skating for beginners, all thanks to The Forks!
When: Start time 3:00pm.
Please bring your skates if you have them. Vouchers are available for free skate rentals, if needed. Lessons last approximately 45 minutes total, including the time it takes to get skates on, so please aim to arrive on time for the lessons. 🙂
Where: Until the river trail opens, please meet us in the Forks atrium, near the skate rentals. Look for our sign. Once the river trail opens, we will meet at the Winterpeg Shack on the ice.
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are planning to collect a skating voucher for a free skate rental, please come 20minutes early (or as early as you can), as there can be a lineup for skate rentals.
Who: Open to all ages! Family groups welcome. Beginners strongly encouraged.
IMPORTANT NOTE: When RSVPing below, the system will default to the first upcoming date. If you are RSVPing for another date, be sure to choose the one you wish to attend.
What should I bring?
Warm clothes, preferably in layers.
We know how to skate, we just need equipment and want to try the river trail. Do you rent skates?
The Forks does. Go visit the friendly skate rental folks near the Forks Common area.
I have a disability that affects my ability to skate, can you help?
We’re here to help. We are familiar with some of the barriers folks with visual , balance, or other impairments may face and are here to help. For folks with lower body impairments requiring sledges, unfortunately, we do not currently own any, but we are working on it. We have a specialist in winter sports for persons with disabilities who is very keen to provide any assistance you may require and is here to help. We strongly recommend reaching out to us to ask questions you may have and confirm availability of equipment/supports. Let us know which event you are planning to attend and anything we should know. If we can’t accomodate you immediately, we will do our best to as soon as we can. Thank you.